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  • Moraic delinking with glottal insertion Christian DiCanio et al – Glottal toggling in Itunyoso Triqui
    Vol. 2 No. 4 (2020)

    Article number 4 of volume 2 of PDA, which publishes articles on a continuous schedule.

    Itunyoso Triqui (Oto-Manguean: Mexico) possesses several unique morphological derivations, each of which is typified by a toggling of glottal features at the right edge of the root. More ...

  • Vowel plot of surface vowel inventory Adam G. McCollum & James Essegbey – Initial prominence and Tutrugbu
    Vol. 2 No. 3 (2020)

    Article number 3 of volume 2 of PDA, which publishes articles on a continuous schedule.

    One of the key elements of constraint-based formalisms is their ability to derive a variety of effects from the interaction of general constraints. As for vowel harmony, one persistent question within Optimality Theory is how to encode directionality. More ...

  • Verb inflection in Babanki Pius W. Akumbu, Larry M. Hyman & Roland Kießling – The segmental and tonal structure of verb inflection in Babanki
    Vol. 2 No. 2 (2020)

    Article number 2 of volume 2 of PDA, which publishes articles on a continuous schedule.

    In this study we provide a comprehensive phonological and morphological overview of the complex tense-aspect-mood (TAM) system of Babanki, a Grassfields Bantu language of Cameroon. Our emphasis is on the competing inflectional tonal melodies that are assigned to the verb stem. More ...

  • Some data from Speaking backwards in Zenzontepec Chatino Eric W. Campbell – Speaking backwards in Zenzontepec Chatino
    Vol. 2 No. 1 (2020)

    Article number 1 of volume 2 of PDA, which publishes articles on a continuous schedule.

    Play languages (also known as language games or ludlings) represent a special type of language use that is well known to shed useful light on linguistic structure. This paper explores a syllable transposition play language in Zenzontepec Chatino that provides evidence for the segmental inventory, syllable structure, More ...

  • Incomplete neutralization image from text Timo B. Roettger & Dinah Baer-Henney – Toward a replication culture
    Vol. 1 No. 4 (2019)

    Article number 4 of volume 1 of PDA, which publishes articles on a continuous schedule.

    Our understanding of human sound systems is increasingly shaped by experimental studies. What we can learn from a single study, however, is limited. It is of critical importance to evaluate and substantiate existing findings in the literature by directly replicating published studies. More ...

  • Theory comparison image from text Natalie DelBusso & William G. Bennett – ABP and ABC
    Vol. 1 No. 3 (2019)

    Article number 3 of volume 1 of PDA, which publishes articles on a continuous schedule.

    The same linguistic data can often be analyzed in multiple ways, using different theoretical assumptions. Systematic comparison of the competing analyses requires understanding how the theories give rise to them, and the consequences and predictions implied by each set of assumptions. More ...

  • Vowel quality and proneness to deletion Françoise Rose – Rhythmic syncope and opacity in Mojeño Trinitario
    Vol. 1 No. 2 (2019)

    Article number 2 of volume 1 of PDA, which publishes articles on a continuous schedule.

    This paper presents rhythmic syncope in Mojeño Trinitario, an Arawak language spoken in lowland Bolivia. In this language, every vowel that is in a weak prosodic position can syncopate. The syncope pattern of Mojeño Trinitario is remarkable for several reasons. More ...

  • Vowel space image from text Dustin Bowers – Positional vs. sonority-driven stress in Gujarati
    Vol. 1 No. 1 (2019)

    Article number 1 of volume 1 of PDA, which publishes articles on a continuous schedule.

    Stress in Gujarati (Indo-Aryan, India and Pakistan) has been alternately claimed to be strictly positional or sensitive to vowel sonority. The latter analyses figure prominently in arguments for scalar markedness constraints. More ...